Dieter Klöcker was recognized as one of the finest German clarinetists of his generation. In additional, he was a conductor renowned for his numerous acclaimed concerts and recordings with the chamber ensemble he founded, Consortium Classicum. The focus of Klöcker and his group was music for winds and strings from the Classical and Romantic periods, with the works of Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert figuring prominently on their programs, as well as those of lesser-known figures like Cartellieri, Ries, Reicha, and others. Klöcker made numerous recordings -- more than 100 with the Consortium Classicum alone -- and for a variety of labels, including EMI, Orfeo, Novalis, and MD&G. Klöcker also served as a professor of clarinet for more than 25 years and authored many scholarly articles on music. Klöcker was born in Wuppertal, Germany, on ...
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